ouroboros-consensus- Consensus layer for the Ouroboros blockchain protocol
Safe Haskell None
Language Haskell2010




newtype BackoffDelay Source #

A backoff delay

If the horizon is very far away, the current tip is very far away from the wallclock. However, that probably does not mean we have to wait now - horizon time: we are probably just syncing, and so the tip of the ledger will rapidly move forward. So at most now - horizon could be used as a heuristic for how long to wait. For now we just trace it.

Instead, we just return a fixed delay of backoffDelay . There is a trade-off between trying to often, incurring computational overhead, and missing the opportunity to produce a block. For mainnet, we anticipate a 60 second delay will keep both the computational overhead and the number of slots we might miss reasonably small. We anyway can't guarantee the speed of syncing, so delaying it by a further 60 seconds as needed does not change anything fundamentally.

(NOTE: We could reduce this delay but Edsko doesn't think it would change very much, and it would increase the frequency of the trace messages and incur computational overhead.)

data HardForkBlockchainTimeArgs m blk Source #